Former US vice president Joe Biden, who is a candidate for president in 2020, says British Prime Minister Theresa May has asked him for reassurance about the "special relationship" between the United Kingdom and the US. "What I'm not going to do is get into what he wants me to do".
In the past, Sanders has derided what he calls "identity politics" - which he describes as candidates who say things like "I'm a Latina, vote for me!" but not those who proclaim that they're from the "white working class" - and began his campaign complaining that his opponents want candidates "who are black or white, who are black or Latino or woman or gay, regardless of what they stand for".
In a FoxNews.com op-ed, David Avella - a guest on "Outnumbered" Monday - predicted Biden will "lose early, and lose big" in the race for the nomination.
Sanders, however, echoed Biden's words from a fundraiser in SC that he wants the 2020 campaign to focus on issues affecting American voters and not on personal slights and attacks.
"This guy is going to go after me and family", Biden said, recalling his grandchildren telling him before his announcement that they expect Trump and others to bring up family details including his son Hunter Biden's divorce.
But by confronting Biden's voting record, Sanders has made clear that he sees the former vice president as a threat, even though they represent opposite wings of the party.More news: Amber Alert for 5-year-old girl, allegedly abducted by 3 men
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Trump called Biden "Sleepy Joe" in response to the former vice president hopping in the race.
An air of suspicion hangs over Sanders' candidacy among some Democrats, who fear he is pulling the campaign debate too far to the left.
But Sanders said he believes the party will unite behind whoever leads the eventual Democratic ticket.
"When the State Department goes in first to these conflicts they prevent having to send American troops".
Trump might have a harder time drawing that contrast against others in the Democratic field, several of whom are younger than 50.